Awaiting Your Return From Shore
With a proud history of 26 centuries,
Marseille is the oldest city in France. Packed with fishing boats and
pleasure crafts, the Vieux Port is the heart of Marseille. Two fortresses
guard the entrance to the harbor. Several vantage points offer spectacular
views, including the impressive Basilica Notre Dame de la Garde, topped by a
27-foot-high gilded statue of the Virgin Mary. Sitting at one of the
many outside cafes or strolling the streets of the old port area lets you
experience the unpretentious charm of this city.
As in many tourist destinations,
purse snatching and pick pocketing are common. Guests are advised to leave
jewelry and excess cash in their in-suite safe.
Prime shopping is on three streets: rue Paradis, rue St-Ferreol and rue
de Rome. Centre Bourse, near the old port, has many store. Most
stores close noon to 2.
Fish and seafood are popular choices and featured in the city's famous
Chateau d'If. This remarkably well preserved 16th century prison is
the setting for The Count of Monte Cristo.
Basilica St-Victor. Marseille's oldest church, has the
appearance of a fortress and includes catacombs.
La Canebiere. This broad boulevard has everything from
hotels to cafes and shops.
Basilica Notre Dame de la Garde. This domed basilica
offers incredible panoramic views.
Fregate Golf Club.
Set amid vineyards and olive groves with the Mediterranean Sea as its
background, Fregate offers one of the most beautiful courses in all of
Golf de la Marseille La Salette,
located in a splendid garden, has lush, breathtaking fairways. Its
clubhouse, an old farm, is restored to its former grandeur.
Guests purchasing the
Silver Links package on voyages 2205, 4212, and 3213 will play at
Fregate. Guests with the Silver Links 365-day program play at Golf de la
Awaiting Your Return
Return to Your
Suite and Sail Away to The Next Adventure
and Dancing Await You